Help...I'm not sure if Silkies are a good choice for a 4 hen flock in the city....they need to be quiet and I chose silkies because I have a bird phobia. I thought the silkies looked more hairy than feathery and I though that might get me over the bird phobia. I love the idea of having chickens and fresh eggs. I have the opportunity to get some silkies this weekend, they are 14 weeks old and not sexed. The guy told me he does not know what sex they are until they start crowing?? So, what? I buy four and may get four roos that I have to give away right away?? Help. Any advice on choosing silkies from a heard of silkies?? Also, Would it be better to buy sexed chicks instead so they are more friendly from being handled by me from the get go?